Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To praise enthusiastically and often publicly. synonym: praise.
  • intransitive verb To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval.
  • intransitive verb To shout approval.
  • noun Enthusiastic praise; acclamation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shout of joy; acclamation.
  • To applaud; treat with words or sounds of joy or approval.
  • To declare or salute by acclamation.
  • To make acclamation; shout applause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To applaud.
  • transitive verb To declare by acclamations.
  • transitive verb To shout.
  • intransitive verb To shout applause.
  • noun Poetic Acclamation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun poetic An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  • noun obsolete A claim.
  • verb transitive To shout; to call out.
  • verb intransitive To shout approval; to express great approval.
  • verb transitive (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To claim.
  • verb transitive To declare by acclamations.
  • verb Canada, politics To elect to an office by having no opposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb praise vociferously
  • noun enthusiastic approval
  • verb clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin acclāmāre : ad-, ad- + clāmāre, to shout; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Now the Gotham Chamber Opera, which performed Haydn's Il mondo della luna in January to great acclaim, is taking a crack at the wily feline -- staging the opera El gato con botas by Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge with Tectonic Theater Project.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Orlando, El Gato Con Botas, Meow Meow

  • Now the Gotham Chamber Opera, which performed Haydn's Il mondo della luna in January to great acclaim, is taking a crack at the wily feline -- staging the opera El gato con botas by Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge with Tectonic Theater Project.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Orlando, El Gato Con Botas, Meow Meow

  • "What makes this book so worthy of acclaim is the way it immerses the reader in the life and mindset of a gifted yet mentally ill teenager," proclaimed Walter M. Mayes, a middle school librarian and one of the members of the award committee.

    Swallow Me Whole, Graveyard Book nominated for L.A. Times book prize | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • GEORGE PEMBA, "Garden of Eden," 1949, Estimate: $4,300 to $7,200 One of the first black artists to win acclaim in South Africa, George Mnyalaza Milwa Pemba is revered for his images of township life under apartheid.

    Art in South Africa

  • While MIÉVILLE doesn't recall his past harsh criticism of TOLKIEN, he nevertheless tempers and balances it out by complimenting the Professor and giving him acclaim, where acclaim is due.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • But Davis, whose food won acclaim, is now returning to the Seattle area to join the team that operates the Purple Cafe & Wine Bar and other ventures.

    Walla Walla star returns to Seattle

  • While MIÉVILLE doesn't recall his past harsh criticism of TOLKIEN, he nevertheless tempers and balances it out by complimenting the Professor and giving him acclaim, where acclaim is due.

    China Miéville on J.R.R. Tolkien

  • But based on acclaim from a few of my trusted peers for the way it handles these very issues, I picked up CoD4 recently.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • What heil first and foremost attempts to acclaim is the power of language to acclaim.

    Patriot Acts: The Political Language of Henrich von Kleist

  • Erik Friedlander brings an amazingly rich one-man show to the table, and has won hefty chunk of acclaim from the likes of the previously posted Clogs (plays cello on their album Stick Music), John Vanderslice (Friedlander appears all over Pixel Revolt), and John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.

    Music (For Robots): August 2006 Archives

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  • The queen won a wide acclaim from the people in England.

    March 13, 2007

  • She was acclaimed as the best singer of the year.

    March 14, 2007